As You Are
As You Are teaches students about gender and family diversity, and emphasizes that every individual is valued and belongs in our community as they are.
As You Are uses developmentally-appropriate, standards-based curriculum for students in preKindergarten through eighth grade, and is aligned to Indiana Academic StandardsIndiana Social-Emotional Learning Competencies, and Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards.
GRADE LEVEL THEMES
|PreK||Everybody Can Play|
|Kindergarten||All Kinds Of Families|
|Grade 1||Express Yourself|
|Grade 2||Uniquely Me|
|Grade 3||All are welcome here|
|Grade 4||Defying Stereotypes|
|Grade 5||Be The Change|
|Grade 6||Pride Milestones|
|Grade 7||The Power of Words|
|Grade 8||How to Be an Ally|
Core program elements include, but are not limited to, comprehensive curriculum guides, thematic and engaging lessons, recorded Joseph Maley Foundation puppet shows and Joseph Maley Foundation speakers, program planning meetings with Foundation staff, ongoing program support, and much more!
If you are interested in bringing Disability Awareness to your school, please contact Director of Education, Erica Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!”
– Nicole Newman, Counselor, Maple Glen
“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for creating this wonderful Disability Awareness program! We are having so many amazing moments and conversations, and finding connections right here in our community.”
– Carol Grimes, Assistant Principal, St. Mark
“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!” –
-Ellie Blangiardo, Teacher, Allisonville Elementary
“After having the whole of spring break to reflect on our Disability Awareness week, I am still amazed at the work you all do. Thank you so much for providing us with the ability to learn about those with different abilities. All week long, we heard nothing but good things from the teachers about the lessons provided, the quality of speakers and puppet presentations. We are blessed by your work!”
– Justin Griswold, Counselor, St. Simon